Mobility scooters are ideal solutions for individuals who have some mobility, but have difficulty walking long distances or on uneven surfaces.
They are ergonomic and intuitively steered using handle bars and a tiller, and are suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
101 Mobility’s highly knowledgeable Mobility Consultants will work with you to determine the best power scooter for your specific needs. Contact us today to speak with an expert!
With a power scooter from 101 Mobility, you’ll have the freedom to get around town and do the things you want to do with safety and convenience. Lightweight, durable, and strong, our easy-to-use power scooters are simple to operate and offer reliable mobility.
Generally, mobility scooters have a set of defining features which differentiate them from power chairs. Scooters are steered using a tiller that directs the front wheel. Forward and reverse power are controlled by two thumb levers, requiring sufficient arm strength to depress the levers and steer the tiller.
Scooters’ seats are mounted on stems which allow them to rotate side to side, making it easier for users to mount and dismount. Scooters also have a base board rather than footrests, and users must have adequate leg strength and balance to keep feet safely on the baseboard when the scooter is in use.
Mobility scooters are available in a variety of styles with varying features to suit different needs. When selecting a mobility scooter, consider the following:
Will the scooter need to be transported in an automobile?
Auto lifts are devices which attach to the interior or exterior of a vehicle to easily transport a mobility device. However, some scooters are easily foldable, often eliminating the need for an auto lift. Foldable scooters are especially helpful for individuals who want to bring their scooters on airplanes, buses, or other public transportation.
Will the scooter be primarily used indoors or outdoors?
Scooters may have three wheels or four. While either can be used both indoors and out, three-wheeled scooters are ideal for use indoors as they have enhanced maneuverability to handle sharp turns and small spaces.
Four-wheeled scooters have wider bases, making them ideal for uneven terrain outdoors. Some models are available with high clearance and heavy duty tire treads for use on especially rugged terrain. The wide base increases the turning radius for four-wheeled scooters, making them more difficult to maneuver indoors or in tight spaces.
Will you require additional accessories?
Power mobility scooters are available with a wide array of features, including swivel seats, arm rests, storage baskets, and weight capacities ranging from 300 to 500 pounds. Be sure to discuss your specific needs with 101 Mobility’s expert Mobility Consultants to ensure that you are matched with the best mobility scooter for your needs.